9. Michael and Ann Hammond, Ages 7 and 11 – Stole Loaf Of Bread
Some juvenile death sentences are nothing more than unnecessary brutality no matter who you talk to. Considered to be the youngest person ever executed in Great Britain, Michael Hammond was just 7 years old when he and his sister were hanged in 1708.
Their crime? Stealing a loaf of bread. The execution was noted in author William Richards’ “The History of Lynn,” where it was called “unusual and excessive rigor on the part of the magistrates in the infliction of capital punishment.”